heart-failure-graphicwebCardiac Rehabilitation for Heart Failure is the Best Medicine

Patients with heart failure were once told not to stress their heart, however research has demonstrated profound benefits from a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation program. People with heart failure who complete a cardiac rehab program have been shown to have less shortness of breath, less fatigue and over all improved quality of life. The program helps you live a longer, healthier life. Our comprehensive heart failure program teaches self-care habits that keep patients out of trouble and emphasizes proper nutrition. It includes the aerobic exercise and strength training necessary to rebuild muscle strength and endurance.

Cardiac Rehabilitation for Heart Failure consists of:

Exercise

  • Carefully monitored in a safe environment
  • Tailored for each patient
  • Designed to build strength, endurance and exercise tolerance

Nutrition

  • Replenish vitamins with healthy foods
  • Choose meals rich in flavor with fruits, vegetables, and grains
  • Learn optimal nutrition for a healthy heart and blood pressure
  • Learn to reduce salt intake and discover which foods contain hidden sodium
  • Learn weight management

Medication

  • Ensure patient understands their role
  • Watch for side effects
  • Learn to follow orders and understand how medication works

Mental Health

  • Reduce stress
  • Develop optimism
  • Create healthy patterns

Control Risk Factors

  • Monitor blood pressure
  • Control cholesterol and diabetes

Self Care

  • Understand heart failure
  • Learn a strategy to recognize problems
  • Rapid response to signs of worsening heart failure

BENEFITS

  1. Allow you to do more work with less effort
  2. Improve the quality of your life
  3. Reduce shortness of breath
  4. Reduce fatigue
  5. Reduce heart failure complications
  6. Help you live longer now
  7. Improve brain function; better memory, faster thinking
  8. Help you manage your weight

If you would like more information on Cardiac Rehabilitation for Heart Failure, please fill out the form below. You may also call us directly at (505) 881-8195 or email referrals@newheartnm.com.

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